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Comparing federal systems in the 1990s

Author: Ronald L Watts; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Institute of Intergovernmental Relations.; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). School of Policy Studies.
Publisher: Kingston, Ont. : Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of the design and operation of a sample of federations chosen for their relevance to Canadian issues.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Watts; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Institute of Intergovernmental Relations.; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). School of Policy Studies.
ISBN: 0889115893 9780889115897 0889118353 9780889118355 0889117632 9780889117631
OCLC Number: 36343020
Notes: "Published in association with the School of Policy Studies, Queen's University and the McGill-Queen's University Press"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: xiv, 126 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1.1 The Relevance of Comparisons 1 --
1.2 A Brief History of Federalism 2 --
1.3 The Relevance of Federalism in the 1990s 4 --
1.4 Definition of Terms and Principles of Federalism 6 --
1.5 Federal Societies, Constitutions and Governments 14 --
1.6 Issues in the Design and Operation of Federations 17 --
1.7 Criteria for the Selection of Federations Considered in this Study 18 --
2. Overview of the Federations Compared in this Study 21 --
2.1 Established Federations in Developed Countries 21 --
United States of America (1789) 21 --
Switzerland (1848) 22 --
Canada (1867) 23 --
Australia (1901) 24 --
Austria (1920) 25 --
Germany (1949) 26 --
2.2 Selected Multilingual Federations in Developing Countries 27 --
India (1950) 27 --
Malaysia (1963) 28 --
2.3 Recently Emerged and Emerging Federations 29 --
Belgium (1993) 29 --
Spain (1978) 30 --
2.4 Bicommunal Federations That Have Separated 31 --
Czechoslovakia (1920-1992) 31 --
Pakistan (1947-1971) 32 --
3. The Distribution of Powers in Federations 35 --
3.1 The Issue of Balancing Unity and Diversity 35 --
3.2 Relationship between Distributions of Legislative and Executive Powers 36 --
3.3 Variations in the Form of the Distribution of Legislative Authority 37 --
Exclusive Legislative Powers 37 --
Concurrent Legislative Powers 38 --
Residual Powers 39 --
3.4 The Scope of Legislative Powers Allocated 40 --
3.5 Distribution of Administrative Responsibilities 41 --
4. The Distribution of Finances 43 --
4.1 Importance of the Allocation of Financial Resources 43 --
4.2 The Distribution of Revenue Powers 43 --
4.3 The Allocation of Expenditure Powers 44 --
4.4 The Issue of Vertical and Horizontal Imbalances 45 --
4.5 The Role of Financial Transfers 47 --
4.6 Conditional or Unconditional Transfers 48 --
4.7 Equalization Transfers 50 --
4.8 Processes and Institutions for Adjusting Financial Arrangements 53 --
5. Processes for Flexibility and Adjustment in Federations 57 --
5.1 Importance of Processes for Intergovernmental Collaboration 57 --
5.2 Forms and Extent of Intergovernmental Relations 57 --
5.3 Other Devices for Flexibility and Adjustment in the Distribution of Powers 59 --
5.4 Cooperative versus Competitive Federalism 60 --
5.5 Implications for the Democratic Character of Federations 61 --
6. Symmetry and Asymmetry in Federations 63 --
6.1 Political and Constitutional Asymmetry Distinguished 63 --
6.2 Examples of Political Asymmetry 63 --
6.3 Examples of Constitutional Asymmetry 66 --
7. Multilevel Federal Systems 69 --
7.1 The Impact of Membership in Supra-federation Federal Organizations 69 --
7.2 The Place of Local Governments 70 --
8. Degrees of Decentralization and Non-Centralization in Federations 71 --
8.1 Conceptual Issues in Measuring Decentralization and Relative Autonomy 71 --
Legislative Decentralization 72 --
Administrative Decentralization 73 --
Financial Decentralization 73 --
Decentralization to Non-governmental Agencies 74 --
Constitutional Limitations 75 --
The Character of Federal Decision Making 75 --
8.2 A Comparative Assessment in Relation to Canada 75 --
8.3 Minimum Federal Powers 80 --
9. The Representative Institutions of Federal Governments 83 --
9.1 The Importance of Shared Federal Institutions as a Focus for Unity 83 --
9.2 Institutions Based on the Separation of Powers or Parliamentary Principles 84 --
9.3 The Significance of These Forms for the Representativeness and Effectiveness of Federal Governments 85 --
9.4 The Impact of Electoral Systems and Political Parties 90 --
9.5 The Role of Federal Second Chambers 92 --
Bicameralism within Federations 92 --
Selection of Members 92 --
Basis of Regional Representation 95 --
Powers of Second Chambers Relative to the First Chamber 96 --
10. Constitutional Supremacy in Federations 99 --
10.1 The Constitution as Supreme Law 99 --
10.2 Processes for Constitutional Adjudication and Judicial Review 99 --
10.3 Supreme Courts and Constitutional Courts 100 --
10.4 Constitutional Amendment Procedures 101 --
10.5 The Role of Constitutional Bills of Rights 104 --
10.6 Provisions for Formal Secession 107 --
11. The Pathology of Federations 109 --
11.1 Significance of the Pathology of Federations 109 --
11.2 Sources of Stress 110 --
The Distribution and Character of Internal Social Divisions 110 --
The Role of the Institutions and Structures of Federations 110 --
Strategies Adopted to Combat Disintegration 112 --
Polarizing Political Processes 112 --
11.3 The Special Problem of Bicommunal Federations 113 --
11.4 Processes and Consequences of Disintegration 114 --
12.1 Canada in Comparative Perspective 117 --
12.2 Implications for the Future Development of the Canadian Federation 120 --
Appendix A The Distribution of Powers and Functions in Federations: A Comparative Overview 125.
Responsibility: Ronald L. Watts.

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